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Emirates Airlines

It has a workforce of about 40000 employees (Gulf News). It has mixed fleets of Airbus and Boeing and is one of the six airlines to operate a wide-body aircraft fleet. It has 77 aircraft of Boeing 777 and has 58 Airbus A380s (Haines, 2008). The company has won numerous awards and has made a record of purchasing 130 aircraft in 2007 (Derhally Rothman, 2007).Emirates Airline is the largest airline in the Middle East in terms of revenue, fleet size and passengers carried and have won the rank amongst the top 10 airlines worldwide in terms of revenue, passengers and kilometers. In 2009 the airline was 7th largest airline in terms of international passengers carried and 4th largest in terms of scheduled international passenger-kilometers flown (WATs 53rd edition). The airline has built a strong brand name as a trendsetter in the aviation industry in terms of service excellence and profitability. In 2009 the airline was voted the 5th best airline in the world by research consultancy firm Skytrax.The Dubai International Airport has built terminal 3 exclusively for the use of Emirates Airline. it was inaugurated on 14th October 2008. Terminal 3 was the largest building in the world by floor space and had an annual capacity of 27 million passengers with an expansion plan of occupying 43 million passengers by 2011. The new concourse 3 will be exclusively for A380-800 (Travel daily news, 2009). Emirates Airlines has diversified itself into related industries and sectors including airport services, engineering, hospitability services, catering and tour operator operations. It has 4 subsidiaries and its parent company has more than 50 subsidiaries. Its employees are divided as follows.Emirates has its code-sharing partnership with 14 airlines including Air India, Air Mauritius, Air Malta, Continental, Japanese, Delta, Jet, Oman, Korean, Philippines Airline, Royal Air Maroc, South African Airways, Thai Airways International and Virgin Blue.